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Esta is a 42-year-old female, who is widowed with three children, living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. She has a vegetable stall which she has operated for twelve years. This has helped her to run her daily home expenses and the well-being of her children. She dreams of expanding her business to a big grocery and serving a large number of customers. However, she is challenged with many accidents and weather changes. She is a hardworking woman who wants to use the loan to buy tomatoes and fresh beans to sell.

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This loan is part of HOFOKAM's program targeting poor and geographically excluded populations in Western Uganda. In addition to loans, it provides social and business training programs to low-income entrepreneurs and their communities. Since 2003, HOFOKAM has provided sustainable financial and non-financial services to promote social, economic and sustainable land development and improve the quality of life for vulnerable populations. The organization has a clear vested interest in underserved communities with its headquarters in rural Fort Portal and a number of branches in extremely remote areas.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 201
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,741,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,570.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Esta to buy tomatoes and fresh beans to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2014